Hostway Unveils Preregistration for .Asia Domain Names
The highly anticipated .asia TLD is almost here.
CHICAGO, Illinois, September 13, 2007 — Recognizing the rapid growth of the Asia/Pacific region, Hostway Corporation, the global Web hosting leader, is offering preregistration for the highly anticipated .asia top-level domain (TLD). Registration for this new TLD officially opens for governments and trademark holders in October.
While diverse in culture and language, the Asia/Pacific region is united by the word "Asia" and is home to more than 60% of the world's population, according to United Nations estimates. It is exploding economically, making it the perfect time to launch a TLD to help businesses enter this dynamic marketplace.
Hostway is one of only a few registrars with the infrastructure and resources to offer preregistration for .asia domain names. Hostway's no-risk preregistration process is extremely straightforward:
- Customers complete a domain name preregistration application.
- As soon as the registration period opens, Hostway submits the application.
- If the name is successfully registered, Hostway charges the customer. If not, the customer is not charged.
- If there are two or more qualified applicants for the same domain name, an auction is held. Customer is only charged if the domain name is awarded to them.
“Hostway has extensive experienced in launching new TLD registrations, having gone through the process most recently with .eu and .mobi,” stated John Enright, vice president of marketing and business development for Hostway. “To be in on the ground floor with .asia was an opportunity we couldn't miss.”
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) approved the .asia TLD, as proposed by DotAsia Organisation, Ltd., in October 2006, with the back-end registry to be operated by Afilias. ICANN is responsible for the global coordination of the Internet's system of unique identifiers, including domain names and the addresses used in a variety of Internet protocols. Afilias is the registry operator of the .info and .mobi TLDs.
About Hostway Corporation
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company’s expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway’s core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
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